Jeff Pentland

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Jeffrey William Pentland (born September 8, 1946 in Hollywood, California) is a Major League Baseball coach, who was most recently the hitting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Playing career[edit]

In college Pentland played for Arizona State University. As a pitcher for ASU, he was 32-12 in his career and his 2.25 ERA still ranks as one of the top 10 in ASU history. He was on the 1967 National Championship baseball team. In 2002 Pentland was inducted into the ASU Hall of Fame.[1] He spent three seasons (1969–1971) in the San Diego Padres minor league system, pitching in 29 games.

Coaching career[edit]

Pentland worked as an assistant coach at UC Riverside from 1975–1982 and at Arizona State from 1983-1992. He then joined the minor league coaching staff of the Florida Marlins in 1993 and became their Major League hitting coach for the second half of 1996.

Pentland later worked as the hitting coach for the Chicago Cubs (1997-2002), Kansas City Royals (2003-2005), and Seattle Mariners (2005-2008).

He was hired by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2008 as a secondary hitting instructor and was promoted to hitting coach in 2010. He was fired on July 20, 2011.

Personal[edit]

Pentland resides in Tempe, Arizona.

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

Preceded by
Don Mattingly
Los Angeles Dodgers Hitting Coach
2011
Succeeded by
Dave Hansen